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Events Calendar Rock River Rapids - Derby Aquatic Park

Each summer, Rock River Rapids is the site of
many special events. Annual events include:

TOT TIME EXPLORATION - Saturdays, June 7 - August 9, 2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
- Sunday, August 3, 2014
- Saturday, August 16, 2014
- Lap Swim/Swim Meets


Tot Time ExplorationSaturdays
June 7 - August 9, 2014


Parents, this is an exclusive opportunity to swim with your child without the big kids around. Bring your little ones and enjoy some quiet time! You’ll have access to the shallow pool, which includes 2 tunnel slides and a boat slide, play features and floatables. Even better - when Rock River Rapids opens to the public, you may stay and swim! This activity is restricted to children 5 years old and younger, and they MUST be accompanied by a patron 16 years or older at all times. Ratio is 2 children per adult and regular admission is required. Not valid with any other coupons.

DATE: All Saturdays from June 7, 2014 thru August 9, 2014
AGES: 5 years old and younger (MUST be accompanied by a patron 16 years or older at all times)
TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Shallow Pool
FEE: Regular park admission

June 20, 2014 - Friday


Be a part of history! In an attempt to break the Guinness WOrld Record of 23,000, and build awareness about the vital importance of teaching kids to swim, Rock River Rapids will join aquatic centers from around the world as a part of the World's largest Swimming Lesson. Bring your entire family, friends and neighbors and brush up on your swimming skills while being part of the world record attempt.

DATE: June 20, 2014. Must be registered by 10am to participate in breaking the world record.
AGES: All Ages
TIME: 10:00am - 10:30am
LOCATION: Rock River Rapids
FEE: Free

Rock River Rapids 500July 9, 2014 - Wednesday

Don't miss the annual Rock River Rapids 500, a special event held each summer at Rock River Rapids. Competitors of all ages purchase and then decorate special styrofoam race cars in the "Detail Shop." All the cars are placed in the pool to take a single lap around the lazy river. Winners are chosen in several prize categories, and racers get to take their cars home once the race is over!

DATE: Wednesday July 9, 2014
AGES: All ages welcome
TIME: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
FEE: Regular park admission + $3.00 per car

July 24, 2014 - Thursday

He lives in a pineapple under the sea, but on Thursday, July 24, 2014 he'll be at Rock River Rapids. Come out for a fun and wet day with SpongeBob Square Pants. He will be available from 2pm to 3pm and 5pm to 6:30pm to take pictures with all his friends. So bring your cameras and freinds to pose for some silly photos with SpongeBob, Patrick, and Friends.

DATE: Thursday July 24, 2014
AGES: All ages welcome
TIME: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
FEE: Regular park admission

Rock N' Route TriathlonAugust 3, 2014 - Sunday

Swim 400 meters, Bike 12 miles, Run 3.1 miles
The Rock N' Route Triathlon will challenge you with the best Derby has to offer. In 2009, this first year event hosted many first time tri-athletes as well as a variety of seasoned veterans. This tri has something to offer for all levels! Swim waves start at 7:00 a.m. Chip timing will be used The triathlon will consist of a 400 meter swim in the Rock River Rapids outdoor lap pool, 12 mile bike course on paved country roads, and a 5K run through Derby's High Park. This is a USAT sanctioned course so all USAT rules and standards apply.

DATE: Sunday, August 3, 2014


Pooch Pool PartyAugust 16, 2014 - Saturday

Rock River Rapids ends the season with a doggie splash! The Pooch Pool Party takes place after the humans have used the pool for the last time this swim season. Chemicals in the water are adjusted "for a different breed of swimmers". For HUMAN safety, only guests 16 years and older can get in the water and only up to their thighs. We will NOT allow any children in the water. No aggressive dog or females in heat will be allowed for the safety of other guests. All dogs must have current vaccinations including rabies. Owner must be in control of their pet(s) at all times, two pets per guest. Door Prizes will be given out throughout the event as well as prizes for the following competitions.

Best Dressed Dog - 1:45 pm
Smallest Dog - 2:00 pm
Owner and Dog Look-A-Like - 2:15 pm
Cutest Dog - 2:45 pm
Largest Dog - 3:00 pm

DATE: Saturday, August 16, 2014
TIME: 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.
FEE: $5 per dog (2 dogs per owner)


Other Events

Come out and swim in our 50 meter lap pool at the times/dates listed below. Pay and enter at the front of the facility.

DATE: Wednesdays, June 4 - August 6, 2014
TIME: 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.
FEE: $4


DATE: Saturday, June 7 - August 9, 2014 *Skip Dates: Saturday June 7 and Saturday July 12
TIME: 11:00am to 12:00 p.m.
FEE: $4


Sign up for the Program, and SAVE!

If you want to take advantage of our 50 meter pool and swim laps on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. This program offers 18 different times to come out and enjoy our beautiful lap pool at Rock River Rapids, sign-up now and save, or drop in for $4 each time. Skip Dates: June 7 and July 12

DATE: Wednesdays, June 4 - August 6, 2014 and Saturday, June 7 - August 9, 2014

                *Skip Dates: Saturday June 7 and Saturday July 12
TIME: 11:15am to 12:15 p.m. (Saturdays) 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. (Wednesdays)

FEE: $40 for all 18 times



Friday, June 6, Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8. Lap Pool will be closed

Friday, July 11, Saturday, July 12 Lap Pool will be closed all day

Thursday, May 30 at 5:00pm, Tuesday, June 17 at 5:00pm,Tuesday, July 1 at 5:00pm and Tuesday, July 8 at 5:00pm (Lap Pool will be closed at 5:00pm)


1900 E. JAMES STREET, DERBY, KS 67037 info@rockriverrapids.com SUMMER INFO LINE 788-POOL or call DERBY REC at 316-788-3781 SITE MAP